Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen asked for help on his Twitter account as he has misplaced his PAN card. Pietersen is a regular traveler to India as a cricket commentator during every season of the Indian T20 League.
A Permanent Account Number (PAN) is issued by the Income Tax Department. A PAN number is a combination of alphabets and numbers issued by the department. It is also issued to foreign nationals who come to India for work.
Before working as a broadcaster, the 41-year-old has played in the ITL for Bangalore, Delhi, and now-defunct Pune since making his debut in 2009. In that year, he was the joint costliest player alongside his national teammate, Andrew Flintoff. Meanwhile, the 104-Test veteran was traveling to India when he took to Twitter and asked for help to find his PAN card while tagging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“INDIA PLEASE HELP, I’ve misplaced my PAN card & travelling Mon to India but need the physical card for work. Can some PLEASE PLEASE direct me to someone who I can contact asap to help me?,” Pietersen said in his tweet
The Income Tax Department replied to the South Africa-born cricketer and asked him to email the details. In reply, Pietersen acknowledged the help and informed them that he has emailed the department.
“Dear @KP24, We are here to help you. If you have your PAN details with you, please visit these links for the procedure to apply for reprint of physical PAN Card,” the Twitter handle of Income Tax India said in its post.
“Fabulous. Thank you! I’ve emailed you. I’ve also followed you so someone can DM me so I can speak to you please?,” Pietersen wrote after acknowledging the tweet of the official handle.